Personal responsibility

These days one of the phrases that is popular these days is “Personal Responsibility”. Often it is used in discussions about health care. For example, this Tweet from Mike Pence: Mike Pence‏Verified account @mike_pence  Jun 24 Before summer’s out, we’ll repeal/replace Obamacare w/ system based on personal responsibility, free-market competition & state-based reform Now I’m all for […]

Inauguration Prayer

Inaugurations are regular and important events in our national life. They mark the uniquely American method of the transfer of presidential power. Every four years since 1789 there has been a presidential inauguration. Some have been somber occasions, some have been joyful. But they are all significant. Each inauguration is typically the result of an […]

Religion, Rights and the Right Thing

This post falls under the heading of “thinking (or typing) out loud”. I’m hoping writing helps me gain some clarity. We’ll see how this goes. You have probably heard about the baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple. While I haven’t followed the news story extremely closely, it has […]